June 13, 2013

Fires Burning in Beautiful Colorado

Smoke from the Black Forest Fire makes the clouds in Arvada look like a rain storm. Outside my backdoor.

Smoke from the Black Forest Fire makes the clouds in Arvada look like a rain storm. Outside my backdoor.

My heart is breaking for all those displaced from the Black Forest fires and Big Meadow Fires. I keep looking at my home and thinking what would I take if I got a reverse 911 call telling me to pack up, knowing this would be the last time I’d look at my house. More than 9000 people have had to make that decision. How does one cope with this?

But what comes to mind are the heroes who emerge from this tragedy such as Dan Hernandez who used his horse trailer to transfer three of Richard Grybko’s horses to Norris Penrose Equestrain Center. Hernandez didn’t have to do this but he saw a need and acted. Or Randy and Nancy Devaney who drove down to the Black Forest area to rescue animals. They prepared their own stalls for shelter. One horse was badly burned and they treated him and saved him from the fire. I admire these people. They took the high road and found ways to ease people’s pain. Knowing their animals are safe is one simple way for people who have lost everything to know something they valued survived.

The other heroes are, of course, the firefighters, police officers and first responders going into the deadly monster, trying to stop it. I pray for them since they are risking their lives to save Colorado. I pray you’ll be safe and be victorious.

These are just some of the many hero stories. I’d love to here of more. Add if you know of more. God Bless You, Colorado and it’s people.

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